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Unions prepare to consult nurses on ‘scandalously low’ 3% pay rise

RCN, Unison and Unite will canvass members’ views on next steps in pay negotiations

Fair pay for nurses sign during a protest in London

Nurse pay award: government announces 3% rise for NHS staff

RCN warns members 'will not take this lying down’, as rise falls far short of 12.5% demanded

Picture of Lesley Eggleston, a nurse for over 45 years, who has died

Tributes paid to ‘inspirational’ nurse leader

Lesley Eggleston, a nurse for more than 45 years, remembered for support she gave colleagues

Health and social care minister Helen Whately addresses the Commons but fails to mention pay rise for NHS

NHS pay: anger at minister’s silence as MPs head for summer recess

Health minister fails to address AfC pay rumours in final Commons appearance before autumn

Nurses’ pay: no word as yet on offer before parliament’s summer recess

Rumoured 3% offer falls short of RCN’s 12.5% demand

Picture of a smart phone screen showing a message to self-isolate

Some nurses will not have to self-isolate if pinged by NHS app

Staff can carry on working in exceptional circumstances if absence could lead to risk of harm

Evidence and Practice

Bone tumour

Assessing and investigating patients with a suspected bone tumour

Nurses working in ED need to know how to assess, manage and refer patients with a bone tumour

Zygomatic complex fractures in the emergency department: diagnosis and management

Zygomatic complex fractures in the emergency department: diagnosis and management

Zygomatic complex fractures can be missed on assessment and examination and left undiagnosed

Winged scapula: an overview of pathophysiology, diagnosis and management

Winged scapula: an overview of pathophysiology, diagnosis and management

Winged scapula can be painful and debilitating, resulting in loss of power and/or movement

Workplace violence: the experiences of emergency nurses in Indonesia

Managing workplace violence is crucial for the provision of high-quality nursing care

Staff education by the critical care outreach team: evaluating the effect of a study day on nurses’ knowledge levels

Staff education by the critical care outreach team: evaluating a study day

Effects of educational sessions designed and delivered by local critical care outreach teams

Carbon monoxide exposure

Screening and management of unintentional low-level carbon monoxide exposure in the ED

The pathophysiology, signs and symptoms of patients with low-level carbon monoxide exposure

Features

Sickle cell crisis: step-by-step advice on spotting the signs and how to respond

Lack of knowledge of the blood disorder is common. Find out how to help your patients

Mosquito

Cellulitis: management, diagnosis and what nurses need to know

Summer insect bites can often trigger the infection as well as dog bites

The real-life Charlie Fairhead: how my career inspired Casualty character

Gary Jones talks about how it feels to have his nursing career portrayed on the small screen

Nurses and stress: how performing arts skills can improve self-care and communication

Training given by actors is helping NHS staff to look after themselves better

COVID-19 and acute kidney injury – do you know how to identify patients at risk?

AKI is linked to COVID-19, and the pandemic has affected both its incidence and demographics

Free

Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

Opinion

Children’s respiratory illnesses: why are emergency department attendances on the rise?

With lockdown easing, hospitals report a surge in presentations usually seen in winter

Culturally sensitive nursing care: how to understand and meet all patients’ needs

Nurses enhance patients’ care experience when they take steps to bridge cultural gaps

How to spot the ‘soft signs’ of deterioration in older people attending the ED

Neal Aplin warns against over-reliance on the National Early Warning Score

Students

How resuscitation training can ease the transition from student to newly qualified nurse

Staffordshire University’s free courses offer a way to keep in touch with former students

Why we’re glad we opted-in to paid clinical placements to help the NHS during COVID-19

Reflections on the unforgettable experience of front-line practice during the pandemic

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

Careers

Nurse burnout: the course helping staff to be advocates for self-care among colleagues

Course aims to meet nurses’ emotional needs using clinical supervision model

How never to let racism hold back your nursing career

As a migrant nurse, I knew I must create my own career opportunities – and here’s how

Clinical research: how getting involved gives your professional development a boost

Tips for taking an active role in nurse research, and why it’s exciting and rewarding work

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